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Two former Longhorns selected to the NFL Pro Bowl

Cami Griffin 

December 21, 2020 10:25 pm

On Monday, the NFL announced the 2021 Pro Bowl rosters for the AFC and NFC.

In typical 2020 fashion, this Pro Bowl will look much different than previous years. After the game was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL decided to work with EA Sports to create a week-long virtual Pro Bowl game where the chosen players will play within Madden NFL 21 beginning on January 31, 2021.

Regardless, it’s an honor to be selected.

The rosters are flooded with players from the Chiefs and Packers whom are tied with a league-best seven players each to make the Pro Bowl, but two former Longhorns were also included.

To no surprise, Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker was chosen as a starter for the AFC squad. Safety Quandre Diggs was listed as a starter on the NFC roster. 

Diggs was a four-year player at Texas who played in 52 career games with 49 starts. He ended his career in Austin tied for ninth on the all-time interceptions list and was a three-time All-Big 12 selection.  The majority of Diggs’ professional career was spent with the Detroit Lions, but he’s found success with the Seattle Seahawks over the last two seasons. Diggs has compiled 52 total tackles in 2020 with nine passes defended and four interceptions.

Tucker provided Texas fans with one of the most memorable moments when he kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired to defeat Texas A&M in 2011 to conclude the rivalry.  He’s now one of the best kickers in NFL history.   Tucker’s top two seasons came in 2016 and 2019 with a field goal percentage as high as 97.44. In 2020, he’s made 23 of 26 field goal attempts.

https://longhornswire.usatoday.com/2020/12/21/texas-longhorns-nfl-pro-bowl-justin-tucker-quandre-diggs/

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Wish they would air this Live...

Texas Football Pro Day to Air on Longhorn Network March 11 

image004-780x470.jpg Longhorn Network will air coverage of UT’s 2021 Pro Day as part of Texas Football Pro Day on Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. CT. LHN will be on site as draft-eligible Longhorn football players perform a variety of workouts for visiting NFL scouts and executives. Fozzy Whittaker and Lowell Galindo will call the action for LHN’s Pro Day coverage.

 Notable participants include: QB Sam Ehlinger, JACK Joseph Ossai, OL Samuel Cosmi, DB Caden Sterns,  DB Chris Brown, WR Brennan Eagles and DL Ta’Quon Graham.

Typical pro day events include: 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle among other position specific drills.

LHN’s coverage details surrounding Texas’ annual Orange-White Spring Game will be announced in the coming weeks.

About Longhorn Network

ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to Texas athletics in partnership with UT and Learfield IMG College. Longhorn Network offers a variety of content, highlighted by exclusive live events, original series, studio shows, and academic and cultural programming.

 

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11 hours ago, LTtxfan said:

 Longhorn Network will air coverage of UT’s 2021 Pro Day as part of Texas Football Pro Day on Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. CT. LHN will be on site as draft-eligible Longhorn football players perform a variety of workouts for visiting NFL scouts and executives. Fozzy Whittaker and Lowell Galindo will call the action for LHN’s Pro Day coverage.

 Notable participants include: QB Sam Ehlinger, JACK Joseph Ossai, OL Samuel Cosmi, DB Caden Sterns,  DB Chris Brown, WR Brennan Eagles and DL Ta’Quon Graham.

Typical pro day events include: 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle among other position specific drills.

LHN’s coverage details surrounding Texas’ annual Orange-White Spring Game will be announced in the coming weeks.

About Longhorn Network

ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to Texas athletics in partnership with UT and Learfield IMG College. Longhorn Network offers a variety of content, highlighted by exclusive live events, original series, studio shows, and academic and cultural programming.

 

Wonder what coverage NFL Network will be providing at TEXAS Pro Day tomorrow ??

Thx goes to @Machinator for above tweet

 

LHN Recap show

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14 minutes ago, Lat22 said:

If we’re counting Gilbert, then add Buechele to the list.

Shane was cut yesterday. But he'll certainly be on KC's practice squad. Squints might make Dallas'.

9 minutes ago, immamac said:

this means sam made the 53, fuck yeah

Yes - he did.

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The mandatory NFL cut downs to get to 53-man rosters headed into the 2021 season happened on Tuesday.

When the dust settled, 31 former Texas Longhorns Football players remained on rosters.

Colt McCoy is the elder statesman of the group having been a member of the Longhorns 2005 recruiting class.

Inside Texas ties in the 31 players on NFL rosters to recruiting.
 

2005 Recruiting Class

QB Colt McCoy, Tuscola (Texas) Jim Ned – Arizona Cardinals
 

2008 Recruiting Class

K Justin Tucker, Austin (Texas) Westlake – Baltimore Ravens
 

2009 Recruiting Class

WR Marquise Goodwin, Garland (Texas) Rowlett – Chicago Bears

EDGE Alex Okafor, Pflugerville (Texas)
 

2010 Recruiting Class

LB Jordan Hicks, West Chester (OH) Lakota West – Arizona Cardinals

IOL Trey Hopkins, Houston (Texas) North Shore – Cincinnati Bengals

S Adrian Phillips, Garland (Texas) – New England Patriots
 

2011 Recruiting Class

RB Malcolm Brown, Cibolo (Texas) Steele – Miami Dolphins

CB Quandre Diggs, Angelten (Texas) – Seattle Seahawks
 

2012 Recruiting Class

DL Malcom Brown, Brenham (Texas) – Jacksonville Jaguars

WR Marcus Johnson, League City (Texas) Clear Springs – Tennessee Titans
 

2013 Recruiting Class

TE Geoff Swaim, Oroville (Calif.) Butte College – Tennessee Titans (INJ Reserve)

TE Tyrone Swoopes, Whitewright (Texas) – Washington Football Team (INJ Reserve)
 

2014 Recruiting Class

OT Calvin Anderson, Austin (Texas) Westlake – Denver Broncos (Grad transfer from Rice)

TE Andrew Beck, Tampa (Fla.) Plant – Denver Broncos

DL Poona Ford, Hilton Head (S.C.) – Seattle Seahawks
 

2015 Recruiting Class

S DeShon Elliott, Rockwall (Texas) Rockwall-Heath – Baltimore Ravens

IOL Connor Williams, Coppell (Texas) – Dallas Cowboys

S P.J. Locke, Beaumont (Texas) Central – Cleveland Browns

EDGE Charles Omenihu, Garland (Texas) Rowlett – Houston Texans

CB Kris Boyd, Gilmer (Texas) – Minnesota Vikings

P Michael Dickson, Pro kick (Australia) – Seattle Seahawks
 

2016 Recruiting Class

WR Devin Duvernay, Garland (Texas) Sachse – Baltimore Ravens

S Brandon Jones, Nacogdoches (Texas) – Miami Dolphins

WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Southlake (Texas) Carroll – New Orleans Saints

DL Malcolm Roach, Baton Rouge (La.) Madison Prep – New Orleans Saints
 

2017 Recruiting Class

DL Ta’Quon Graham, Temple (Texas) – Atlanta Falcons

QB Sam Ehlinger, Austin (Texas) Westlake – Indianapolis Colts

OT Sam Cosmi, Humble (Texas) Atascocita – Washington Football Team
 

2018 Recruiting Class

EDGE Joseph Ossai, Conroe (Texas) Oak Ridge – Cincinnati Bengals

S Caden Sterns, Cibolo (Texas) Steele – Denver Broncos

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